Robbers target residents on Near North Side: police

The latest robbery happened about 9:05 p.m. Monday, when three men approached a group of three women walking in the 200 block of East Chestnut Street.

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One robbery targeted three women Jan. 6, 2020, in the 200 block of East Chestnut Street.

One robbery targeted three women Jan. 6, 2020, in the 200 block of East Chestnut Street.

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Police say a group of men have been robbing residents on the Near North Side.

In five robberies over the last month, a group of two or three men snatched property and fled in a white SUV, Chicago police said.

The latest robbery happened about 9:05 p.m. Monday, when three men approached a group of three women walking in the 200 block of East Chestnut Street, police said.

One of the men struck a women with his fist, police said. They drove away with her property in a white SUV. She refused medical attention.

Other robberies were reported:

  • in the evening of Jan. 3 in the 900 block of North Dewitt Place;
  • in the morning of Jan. 2 in the 800 block of North Dewitt Place;
  • in the late evening of Dec. 30, 2019 in the 200 block of East Pearson Street; and
  • in the late evening of Dec. 24 in the 900 block of North Dewitt Place.

Anyone with information is asked to call Area Central detectives at 312-747-8380.

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